AppGate adds SSL support to its Secure Access Platform
In a unique combination, AppGate’s next version of the Secure Access Platform can now support two complementary security protocols in one solution. SSL is a perfect solution for secure web access and SSH complements this with support for all other types of protocols. SSH is and has been used for a long time as a real alternative to IPSec on the Network Layer for universal protocol support.
The combination of two protocols in one solution makes it easy for systems administrators to set up services and also fulfill the needs of all users without having to use different point products. SSL support means that users can access web services securely using a web browser only, i.e. without downloading any software at all to their computers. This is particularly useful when accessing services from remote computers located, for example, at Internet cafÃ©s and airports.
“The AppGate solution has grown from a solution for internal security to cover all types of access. This means the next natural step for us is to offer our customers access to services via their web browsers. We will continue to add more and more features into the solution with the aim that customers can replace all their point products. This is both financially sound and increases security when there is a central point from which to administer and control security”, says Tomas Olovsson, CTO of AppGate Network Security.